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Donald W Michael


RTD on 1 Jan 1944. B-17G #42-40002 'Breezing Home' lost brake hydraulic pressure while taxiing and struck another parked B-17.


Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 615th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-37928

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 19/10/43; Gr Island 31/10/43; Assigned 407BS/92BG (PY- ] Podington 1/12/43. While parked at Little Staughton on 1 January 1944, was hit by 42-40002 of 616BS/401BG which losing brake hydraulic pressure while taxiing, ground looped and...

  • 42-40002 'Breezing Home'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 1/11/43; Cheyenne 16/11/43; Kearney 19/11/43; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-D] Deenethorpe 29/12/43. Involved in parking accident at Little Staughton on 1 January 1944. 42-40002 lost brake hydraulic pressure while taxiing and struck...


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:44 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of 8th AF